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Post-Ipboard Conversion Formatting Question

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Justin Justin, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Justin Justin

    Justin Justin New Member

    So my colleague recently had purchased a Xenforo licence during your amazing sale last week in hopes of converting his IPboard 3.3.3 over. I let him be the guinea pig as I have been interested in XF for awhile but was too cowardly to give it a go myself.

    From my understanding it was a smooth transition and conversion and everything worked perfectly. Members logged in and all that good stuff.

    His only issue that he had with the conversion was the fact that post conversion, the text formatting on his new xenforo forum was horrid looking. Members used special formatting such as colored text, bolding, increasing text size while the forum was on Ipboard....once he converted over to XF, all that formatting was lost and he ended up with a wall of text, coding and weird symbols.

    <blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="OnewFan" data-cid="205788" data-time="1363212957"><p>I think it is awesome that he wants to actually go back to school at his age and attempt to get his diploma. He has had a hard life and I can respect a man who wants to finish high school. Finish what he started. </p></blockquote>
    <p>well said :)</p>

    He has since just continued using Ipboard since he said that he hated the forum looking like that and he intends to use his licence for a newer project.

    For me though, I missed the sale so I'll have to buy my licence at full price but I want to make sure that if I convert my own forum over(Which uses Ipboard 3.4) stuff like that block of text above won't happen and if it does is it something that can be easily fixed?

    I even gave him a copy of my site to try converting over and he said it did the same thing it did with his.

    So before I spend 300 bucks on two licenses for separate softwares, is this something that is easily fixed/rectified?

    I'm looking at VB5 and Xenforo as I actually do like VB5 and Xenforo both
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

    I give you a friendly advice. Avoid vBulletin at all costs.
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  4. Justin Justin

    Justin Justin New Member

    Would this take care of all posts(we have 400,000 posts) or is it something that is manually required for each post?
  5. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

    As per above, yes.
  6. Justin Justin

    Justin Justin New Member

    okay i'm sold :p

    (and yes i am starting to see what you mean, I am not too thrilled with load issues on their website)
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The add-on will do all replacement strings which match the regex.

    You will need to do a pass for each string you want to replace, but not for each post.
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  8. Justin Justin

    Justin Justin New Member

    I'll be sure to bug the XF community more on this once I buy my license lol

    thank you kindly for your help sir!
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Jake Bunce is your man for regex.

    I don't do voodoo...
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  10. Justin Justin

    Justin Justin New Member

    LOL Oh boy? I hope it isn't too hard to do :p
    regex...not voodoo lol
  11. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  12. Justin Justin

    Justin Justin New Member

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